DUNCANVILLE, TX – As the bluebonnets popping up across Texas signal the coming of spring, so too the political signs springing up herald the beginning of the election season across the Best Southwest. Citizens will soon be flocking to the polls to elect our community leaders.
This year in the City of Duncanville there are three races we’ll be watching, the mayoral and city council positions for District 2 and 4. The Duncanville mayoral race looks to be a heated one in May with former city councilmember Mark Cooks challenging current mayor David Green. In District 2, incumbent Steven E. Rutherford is running against challenger Gwenda Joyce Lowe. District 4 sees incumbent Ron Dotson, M.D. seeking to retain his position against challenger Lorraine Hood-Jack.
Cedar Hill’s long-time Mayor Rob Franke has no challengers and will once again be elected as mayor. The Place 5 seat incumbent in Cedar Hill, Stephen Mason also has no challengers, but Place 3 councilmember Wallace Swayze is being challenged by Shenita Cleveland.
Desoto will have a new mayor; current Mayor Carl Sherman will be stepping down allowing the unopposed Mayor Pro-Tem Curtistene McCowan to become DeSoto’s next mayor. Challenger Marikay Dewberry is opposing incumbent Richard North for the Place 5 seat. Place 3 is a contested race with incumbent Kristine Clark versus DeShaundra Jones. The Place 6 seat, which is being vacated by McCowan, has two candidates; Dustin Matther Dauenhauer and Candace Quarles.
The City of Lancaster will hold no election since no challengers came forward to oppose any of the current incumbents.
The Suburban Newspaper will keep you apprised of all the latest developments… let the races begin!